About the Wine Maker

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P-J Charteris, Consultant Winemaker

In 30 years involvement with the wine industry, one would think most questions would have been answered, but with grape-growing and winemaking there is always another challenge.

And most importantly there is always the quest for that special piece of dirt that yields something unique that speaks of place.

This search has led P-J across many of New Zealand and Australia’s finest grape-growing regions and around the planet.  From California and Oregon, to the Rhone Valley of France, from Burgundy to Barolo and lots in between.

P-J now splits his time between the Hunter Valley in Australia and Central Otago in New Zealand where he makes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling under his own label, Charteris Wines.

When not immersed in wine and vineyards, P-J spends time judging wine shows across Australia and is currently the Chairman of Judges at capital city, state and regional level for several wine shows.

In 2010, we were delighted to welcome P-J as the consultant winemaker for JoJo’s Jetty.  P-J continues to bring his passion and skills, his art and his science, to create our wonderful wines from the Colo Valley.